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38 mapo tofu

a recipe by
Nancy Chung
Alhambra, CA

Classic tofu recipe!

serves 3
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Broil

Ingredients For 38 mapo tofu

  • 1 box
    box soft tofu
  • 1 tsp
    black bean
  • 1 stalk
    green onion chopped
  • 4 oz
    ground pork
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 tsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 c
    of water
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine
  • 1 tsp
    chili bean paste
  • 2 tsp
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
    chili power
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp
    chili oil

How To Make 38 mapo tofu

  • 1
    In boiling water add a little salt and quickly cook the tofu. Leave in boiling water for few seconds. Remove and set aside.
  • 2
    In a pain heat up some oil and add peppercorns. Let the peppercorns infuse the oil for the spicy pepper flavor. Remove peppercorn and keep the oil in the pain.
  • 3
    Marinate the ground pork with 1 teaspoon of water ,a pinch of pepper powder,1 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Mix well
  • 4
    Using the same oil as earlier cook the ginger and garlic. Once the ginger and garlic is cooked at the chili bean sauce and black bean.
  • 5
    Then add ground pork ,chili bean paste ,black bean white wine and saute. Cook partially, remove and set aside.
  • 6
    In the same pan, add the tofu and 2 bowls of hot water. One water is boiled, add the ground pork, chili powder or paprika, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a little sugar.
  • 7
    Create a corn starch mixture with water and add that to the pan. Then add pepper, pour a little sesame oil, stir well and put into a crockpot. Broil till the sauce thickens and then add chili and chopped green onions.

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